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breaking news on r.t. international police fired tear gas and enraged crowds in the u.s. state of missouri and a second night of street violence over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager. a convoy of humanitarian aid heads from russia to ukraine's blockaded city of lugansk after moscow and kiev agreed to a red cross led mission. the u.s. is to send weapons to kurdish militia in iraq which is struggling to push back heavily armed islamic state jihadists. why has the biggest bank been pulling the plug on accounts belonging to syrian refugees and students.
you're watching international we're coming to you live from moscow where it's now eight am here in the russian capital it's good to have you with us. first this hour to the ongoing violence in missouri in the united states riot offices in the city of ferguson have deployed and rubber bullets against crowds of residents i'm very at the shooting dead on saturday of a black teenager by a policeman the eighteen year old was unarmed when he was gunned down i want to see it is there for us now on a city good to see what is happening then where you are. well apart like you said of course tensions chaos and mayhem really have been unraveling here in suburban st louis in the town of ferguson we witnessed tear gas being fired at just a couple dozen people standing around on
a street where of course people have been coming out onto the street in the hundreds and thousands since the killing of an unarmed eighteen year old michael brown took place here the community is outraged because the young man had no weapon however he was fired at multiple times by a police officer and he died as a result of this people have been coming out onto the streets protesting violence has been erupting and most certainly we can get in front of our eyes to d.t.r. gas was fired at least twice and one of those times when the numbers of people in the street really had died down it was only just a couple of dozen people who live in this neighborhood and the police had issued several warnings that they would fire tear gas and they in fact proceeded to do this and of course we do not expect any of these tensions to die down because the locals that we've spoken to most certainly intend to continue coming out to protest in outrage of what happened and while we don't know exactly what unravelled the
police have been claiming that an altercation took place between michael michael brown and this police officer but many of the details remain a big mystery including the identity of this belief a police officer who we know now is currently on leave and this is something that the local community wants to chain. they want to see accountability happen to certainly police misconduct and police brutality has been a huge issue in this country throughout the last several years and is to say a thank you very much honest to see a check and a reporting for r.t. international. will be back with honest here throughout the day of course you can also follow her on twitter for updates on pictures as events happen. in the in the. in other news a convoy of aid from russia is on its way to look ganske a week after local officials declared a humanitarian disaster in the eastern ukrainian city kiev and moscow reached
agreement on the mission which will be led by the red cross live now to maria from national in the besieged city i'm really good to see you here the conditions are worsening there in lugansk our locals coping absolutely we just came back from the ganske and it's in ukraine and we have to tell you that the situation on the ground is very dramatic and dangerous from humanitarian point of view we've heavy artillery challis now continuing people have to shelter in the basement there is no electricity in most of the cities districts because power station was damaged in the shalyn again and connection is also very unstable so people cannot even call for help and they can notify their call their relatives and friends who are currently outside the city and the country but it seems that the shortage of water is currently the biggest challenge that the residents those who didn't really they see can become tree now facing let's not
listen to these voices from the shelled city. there's a very good notion that it should be that much of the book is soon going to the basement for it's an unreasonable result of the critical she's going to look at a book and if you don't know for your protection you but are good at different distances and you poach expenditures in schools you look at british national has given up before the ban you. know she'd get it. at least some of those are still which was put on. the committee people. who do you both make. money kotlikoff stated so far from the time when you put on the good bit of the when you could use a good book but obviously got some. almost we have been able to speak to him the guards told us that they are in desperate need of humanitarian aid become way from russia has already started moving and we expect to meet it here at the russian ukrainian border within the next thirty or
thirty six hours very big call and we'll have to say it includes around three hundred cars and two tons of humanitarian aid including food water medicine blanket and some other basic needs for people in ukraine where the so-called antiterrorist operation launched by kiev is currently underway and they say that the convoy by scenery is not yet very clear but we were told that the cars are supposed to make stops in different cities and villages in all across eastern ukraine and it's going to travel across this part of the country we've been hearing accusations from kiev that's russia is trying to send its troops and weapons to ukraine covering it as humanitarian aid but we heard from the red cross that the remains and all the. details were we're mad so it
is absolutely legal now that this is a humanitarian convoy and red cross has also sad that they are about to send its own humanitarian aid to ukraine but later back to you maria thank you very much artie's maria for national reporting that people living in the two key cities in kiev as military sites are being told to leave their homes ukraine security forces say they're preparing a major offensive to retake lugansk where local militia warned of massive counter attacks. this video from a town in the lugansk region apparently shows the aftermath of recent shelling it's a residential area that appears to have been struck for residents in these regions areas sold is a daily threat which ukrainian forces and local militia blame on each other.
international rights groups and a journalist organizations are stepping up the pressure over the disappearance of a russian photographer in ukraine the european security watchdog insist under a stand in it was working for the ria novosti news agency should be released on disappeared a week ago while covering the conflict in eastern ukraine here denies reports that he's being held by its security services colleagues of the thirty three year old journalist are drawing public attention to his plight with an online campaign hash tag free andrew new stuff have gone missing before in ukraine in recent months the security services have falsely denied being responsible russia is planning to ask the un to see greater protection for reporters in conflict zones. and head to r.t. dot com for constant updates on the search for the missing journalist and other developments in eastern ukraine we've got background analysis and stories of what it's really like to live through the conflict.
in other news militia forces in iraq's kurdistan and to be armed by the united states in an attempt to prevent it falling fully into the hands of jihadists who are tightening their grip with their self declared caliphate like weaponry and ammunitions will be dispatched but there are questions about what kind of match they'll be against a heavily armed islamic state fight is going to change you can reports. thousands of iraqis are helpless in the face of terror from the islamic state the jihadi militants are ruthless and well armed there's the hottest forces in iraq are probably the strongest the hardest forces in the region in the world they are equipped with advanced american weapons and that's how they were able to ethnic cleansing minorities christian and is the the minorities from many areas in kurdistan or south of kurdistan and now they're attacking kurdistan when isis took over major iraqi cities like mosul they also seized the weapons and equipment which the iraqi army left behind us made tanks trucks and helicopters withdrawing from
iraq the u.s. left behind billions of dollars worth of military gear to face the armed to the teeth jihad is the u.s. is now sending the kurds light arms reportedly russian made a k forty seven and ammunition isos attains and heavy weaponry the kurds the additional arms we are providing those in working to provide additional u.s. officials see no alternative to sending weapons to combat the extremists who now fight with american weapons you cannot confront isis with flowers at the same time flooding an already deeply divided country with more weapons could backfire in the future. there is no american military solution to life i think in a run the only lasting solution is for iraqis come together and form an inclusive government president obama may want a unified iraq but the kurds have long wanted out and arming kurdish militia forces
could lead to a permanent breakup of iraq any peaceful cessation of the currents of iraq would like to bring the region several days and multi-ethnic cities as well as major oil holdings they both kurdish and testing shared torrie now is pressing as the kurds. daryn the question is why did the weapons by the fans today. in washington check out our. political activist right jarrah told us the u.s. is pumping in money to thwart an offensive it created the conditions for in the first place. on the one hand we see the u.s. look eating hundreds of millions of dollars to support fund and train opposition groups in syria the same time the us is supporting the iraqi central government against the armed opposition groups in iraq the confusing part is that armed
groups behind the uprising in syria and iraq are linked you know and armed opposition fighters in iraq is considered an enemy of the united states but once they cross the border to syria they are funded and armed by the united states definitely foreign interventions and foreign agendas in the region have all doors wide for all of these extreme screwups. state is a small group with five to ten thousand soldiers mostly on pickup trucks they took out thirty five percent of iraq's territory in a week while america has long had an eye on iraq semi autonomous kurdistan it's home to massive oil reserves which make up about ten percent of the entire country stocks the kurdish capital bill is a boom town for foreign fuel firms like chevron and exxon mobil but supporting
iraqi kurds could put the u.s. in a tricky position with turkey which is long been engulfed in a violent struggle with its own kurdish community. the kurdish region of iraq is the one region of iraq that is more or less firmly under u.s. control the united states is against the kurdish movement in turkey because it doesn't control it but in iraq what's basically existing in northern kurdistan is a u.s. protectorate. and that's the the region that's where the oil is under u.s. control basically the whole the get the name of the game from washington is to keep the oil money flowing in and isis is the seizure of the central part of iraq is basically quite iraq into three with the united states directly controlling the north but if. if if they've they've used isis as leverage against the maliki government but they're not about to allow isis fighters to invade to come into northern iraq it's under direct u.s. control they want to bomb and force them back toward syria or. places where they're
more useful to united states corporate military interests. full phase of a. single one of its biggest. account holders. b.c. is on the. syrian students and refugees without explanation will tell you more about that in a few moments. and still not war and the palestinians who are facing up to israel. simply by doing their shopping. little. little.
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biggest prank he's being accused of ethnically singling out his clients human rights groups and revealed a pattern of abuse at h.s.b.c. which has been closing accounts belonging to syrian refugees and students living in the united kingdom pretty boy comment with some of those who are being financially frozen out. i've never expected that you know so that was a very shocking american to hear on that put my card and just one of my cards then i called the bank and i discovered that you know there was that my congress closed images from syria he's in the u.k. on a student visa studying at london's institute of education in december his h.s.b.c. bank account was suddenly closed with no explanation they said that you know i would of course sure this decision by the bank is not based on you as a customer i didn't find it hard not to think about it other than discrimination
and he never made any transfers to syria you know not even outside i'm not from division i'm just the student here so why am i like. targeted the u.s. the e.u. and the arab league have all imposed sanctions on syria first of all this is they look at what's of course and in. geisha by the independent newspaper revealed that a number of syrian citizens living in the u.k. have received letters from the bank telling them that their accounts would be shut down h.s.b.c. cited increased requirements concerning payments to and from sanctioned countries two years ago h.s.b.c. was fined nearly two billion dollars by the us after it was discovered that mexican drug money was being laundered through its accounts the bank now says that it follows a five assessment system of its customers but critics say that in trying to stay
out of more trouble the high street bank has been less and h.s.b.c. spokesperson told r.t. . h.s.b.c. is committed to adopting in enforcing the most effective standards to combat financial crime across its operations globally this applies to customers with links to a country that is subject to international financial sanctions it's not just syrians living in the u.k. who have been left on able to access their cash though last month h.s.b.c. closed the accounts of three muslim organizations one of the groups has said they believe their stance on the conflict in gaza may have triggered the move h.s.b.c. didn't outline a specific reason for the account closures but said that the organizations fell outside of what they called their risk appetite now the banking giant that calls itself the world's local bank could face a formal grilling in parliament to get to the bottom of the accusations of
discrimination by ethnicity. in london. on this plenty more stories ahead for you including our report from gaza which is reeling from a month long israeli offensive as both sides try to agree and i probably long to claridge's. now being a nor abiding citizen in germany isn't as simple as just knowing right from wrong there are a few quirks on the statute books which could get you fined for some curious crimes paid to all of explains. the stereotype is that the pool of a rule and the law. does have its roots in some hard truths and does anybody who's ever tried to cross the road in berlin will know do it before the green man tells you you're allowed to and you can expect the scorn of your fellow pedestrians but there are some laws on the german stars who have books that are just plain wrong
because. i don't know if it's been awhile since you last filled the tank be warned you are out of petrol only on. so you're eligible for five points on your license this is a rule zero most drivers would say is pretty just. no right now though. even in the comfort of your own home you not safe from some of the stranger laws that exist here in germany. because if a chimney sweep knocks at your door then you have to let them in the. country. and it's pretty much nothing you can do about it was the laws say that office building a view of the sky p.l.o. chief is from plying their trade to ignite the ashes of the last war and condi displays at home. and finally here in germany pillow is actually
considered as a passive weapon and if you hit somebody with one on that you can be charged with assault. see you in course these are all over r.t. and. some more are news from around the world now and severe water shortages in colombia have sparked clashes arrests and injuries as crowds demanded the government do more to tackle the crisis dry weather and heat waves have been causing increasingly severe droughts some areas have gone almost a year without rain colombians are also angry over high water taxes about infrastructure and the contamination of supplies. an intense search is underway after hundreds of prisoners escaped from an overcrowded jail on the outskirts of haiti's capital three hundred twenty nine inmates escaped during an attempt to free the son of a prominent businessman who is being held on kidnapping charges a large reward is being offered for information leading to his recapture police
have so far managed to find ten of the other prisoners may have fled across the border. a second day of peace talks will resume later in cairo as israelis and palestinians work on extending their current ceasefire israel's deadly onslaught on gaza has already seen it cornered in the eyes of the international community while in the west bank some palestinians are undertaking their own quiet protest just simply by going shopping are a fear explains. a boycott of israeli goods in the west bank has gained momentum during israel's war in gaza upset and outraged people here are nonviolently protesting both the recent violence and decades of occupation given the trade between israel and the palestinian territories is worth hundreds of millions of dollars a mass boycotts of his ready goods here is no small development. activist for read tamala has spent hours each week in supermarkets applying stick to his radio
produce they read buy this product and donate money to abuse radio on me shoppers say attitudes have changed dramatically that they've now even feel stigmatized if they were to be seen purchasing is raided produce goods when i read something with what if it is made in israel or outside if i buy some very to stuff . the money would go to the military who are the guy. who is bobbing my brothers and it feels amazing it feels like i'm away if there's a sense it feels like i'm resisting in a way i don't have to go through or rocks or etc i'm resisting in my own way by boycotting israeli products and says so you get used to it and it becomes a hobby becomes a part of your life and i'm not i don't see myself stopping anytime in the future palestinians are leading a growing international campaign to boycott his radio goods and technology is not
far behind such grassroots initiatives with mobile apps being developed to help application that's readily available on you know i can easily download it on your phone some smart phones so for example we have a product over here and i want to make sure if i'm boycotting it or not it reads it and it tells me you're avoiding this product basically i'm boycotting this product the global pro palestinian campaign asked. divest from and sanction israel has attracted its critics for its corals to produce from illegal israeli settlements but palestinians here are boycotting all goods made in israel itself they say it's an organic instinctive mass popular auction and it's not just consumers taking the initiative shops themselves including large supermarket chains have joined in to some seen previously fifty percent of our sales were israeli
goods now it's dropped to five percent this will support the palestinian economy and step by step the palestinian projects will become the number one commodity in our economy. one chain of supermarkets has hung banners supporting gasser in its stores with staff wearing gaza solidarity t. shirts this store went as far as to clear all israeli stock from its shelves study and i want that we have not been going again easy really strong indeed we've removed it from the shelves and returned it to our distributors which started stalking opposed teenie in india to national goods only. a sea change in palestinian spending could actually hit israel's economy as one of its key regional export markets is the occupied west bank most imports here are from israel boycotting israeli goods here is going to cost a lot of israeli businesses money and by doing that it's going to lead them to seek
a change in policy in recent years israel has grown concerned over how it responds to the threat posed by organized international so we call this but they shifted it from the responsibility of the ministry of foreign affairs to the responsibility of the ministry of strategic affairs which means it's gained importance this way you boycotting israeli goods is empowering people to kind of front israel given its operational palestinians hope its impact will change the die. the israeli palestinian conflict because not since the first intifada has some movement gained such momentum here. in the supporting the plight of palestinians in gaza has got a couple of hollywood stars in trouble it's rumored that penelope cruz and husband . could be blacklisted for speaking out about stories on our website dot com. but putting in a whole performance us state department officials online we tell you how they're
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